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Quick Upside Down Pear Tart

I knock this up when i'm entertaining, its so delicious and easy to make. It's from the 4 Ingredients book, but i added the hazelnuts. You can omit them if you like.


  • 2 pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablspoon melted butter for brushing

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 2 sheets puff pastry

  • Handful of roughly chopped roasted Hazelnuts to serve

  • Ice cream to serve


  • 1.

    Preheat you oven to 180 degrees C

  • 2.

    In a frying pan saute butter and maple syrup until toffee like.

  • 3.

    Put your pears in and cook for about 3-4 minutes until they are soft.

  • 4.

    Cut a circle in the sheets of puff pastry to fit the pan and brush both sides with the melted butter.

  • 5.

    Lay the pastry over the pears.

  • 6.

    Place frypan in the oven (ensure it has a metal handle) and bake for 20 minutes or until pastry is puffy and golden.

  • 7.

    Carefully flip tart unside down onto a serving platter and sprinkle Hazelnuts over the pears.

  • 8.

    Cut wedges and serve with ice cream.

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